Rental

Renting products for the Montane Lapland Arctic Ultra

Some of the gear you will need for the MLAU can be very expensive if you have to buy it. Other gear you may only need once or may not want to transport it all the way to Sweden and back. Rental gear can be a good solution.

In this section you find an overview on the gear that you can rent for your participation in the MLAU. If you want to rent please contact me:

Robert Pollhammer
Phone: +49 (0) 8858-7723010
Email: info@thegreatoutdoors.de

Also, if you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

All below rental prices include tax and are regardless of the race distance you signed up for. If you participate the survival courses taking place in the Kalix immediately prior to the race, there is no extra charge and the gear will be available for your course.

Rental gear that is returned damaged will be invoiced at the full recommended retail price (rental fee deducted).

P.S. Another way to save some money may be to buy or borrow used gear from athletes who have done an Arctic race already.

Expedition Down Jacket

One of the most expensive items for any Arctic adventure is the necessary expedition down jacket. That is why we decided to offer one for rent. It also will take quite a bit of bulk out of you luggage if you rent one. For the expected temperature range during the MLAU your expedition down jacket needs at least 350 g (size L) of high quality down fill. Montane provides that with its Alpine 850 Down Jacket and that is the expedition down jacket you can rent from us. It delivers great warmth and a very light weight and all the features you will need. For all the information please go to www.montane.com. Here are just some of the features:

  • DIAMOND LITE nylon outer with tough ‘liquid crystal’ technology and DWR finish
  • 350g (size M) of 90/10 water resistant fluorocarbon-free HyperDRY™ goose down at 850+ fill; Responsible Down Standard (RDS) and Track my Down™
  • FEATHERLITE™ XV 15D nylon rip-stop lining
  • Two internal stretch mesh drop pockets
  • Waterproof storage Montane dry bag
  • Boxwall construction throughout for optimum thermal efficiency
  • Weight: 735 g (size M)

This jacket retails for EUR 434.95.

Rental is EUR 159.00.

Pulk Sleds

For rental sleds in Sweden we mainly use the Snowsled Polar Trail Pulk which is made in England. For details and features please check out our gear list.

  • Overall dimensions 147.5 x 41 cm
  • Maximum internal dimensions 115 x 31 cm at top
  • Weight: (bare shell) 2.2 kg

The rental sled comes with poles and straps but without a harness, cover or bag.

Rental is EUR 119.00.

If you would like to buy Snowsled equipment, please go to www.racelite.com. Racelite also sells all necessary accessories. If you are interested, please get in touch.

Harnesses

For rental harnesses we offer the new Snowsled harnesses which are available in 3 sizes. The sizes are minimum body waist measurements:

Small: 71 – 86 cm
Medium: 86 – 102 cm
Large: 97 – 112 cm

The following instructions are from Snowsled:

  • Bear in mind that you may well feel more comfortable wearing your harness slightly lower than your waist, possibly at hip level. The sizes above allow for thermal and shell clothing layers.
  • Dual density foam padding for increased comfort and load bearability. At times you may find it more comfortable to haul with the waistbelt loosened.
  • Adjustable shoulder harness included.
  • Standard harnesses are designed for hauling by either ropes or rigid shafts – our rental harness will have both.

Rental is EUR 39.00.

Sled bags

If you need a sled bag, we also have a product from Snowsled:

This sled bag weighs 830 g and is 126 cm long, 40 cm wide and 53 cm high. Rental is EUR 49.00.

If you would like to buy a Snowsled sled bag, please go to www.racelite.com.

Sleeping Bag

For the Montane Lapland Arctic Ultra we rent out high quality down sleeping bags that exceed the requirement of our rules. Our rental sleeping bags are filled with superb down and have all necessary features for cold weather. So, when used correctly and combined with the right sleeping mat, tent or bivi you will stay warm and get the rest you need.

The rental sleeping bag does NOT include a bivouac bag nor sleeping mat or liner.

The rental fee is EUR 249.00.

Stove Kit

Thanks to SOTO you can rent the legendary Stormbreaker stove from us. It’s probably the best quality expedition multi-fuel stove on the market. It may help you save some cost and it certainly will help you avoid the headache of taking a stove with you on a flight.

Features:

  • Weight of 448 g
  • Very powerful (3487 Watt, 3000 kcal/h, 11904 BTU) and efficient
  • Dual-purpose jet (works with liquid gas and gasoline)
  • Cookware sits low to the burner head with a main flame of over 300 micro flames
  • Wind-beating, low-profile, concave burner design

The rental package includes the SOTO Stormbreaker Stove, SOTO 1.8 litre pot and SOTO 720 ml fuel bottle. The rental is EUR 79.00.

Sleeping Mat

You can have the world’s best sleeping bag but if your sleeping mat is not good, your system will fail and you will be very cold.

With the Exped DownMat XP 9 we rent out one of the warmest and most comfortable sleeping mats on the market. It has got an R-value of 8 and a temperature rating down to – 38° Celsius. A thickness of 9 cm and high quality down insulation, mixed with air, mean that you are far away from the cold ground and have the best possible addition to your super warm sleeping bag. The Exped DownMat XP 9 (size M) measures 183 x 52 cm, weighs 895 g (plus a 60 g pumpbag and a 22 g pack sack) and has a packed size of 24 x 16 cm. It retails for EUR 219.95. Rental is EUR 69.00. Upon request we can also rent out the larger size (LW) which measures 197 x 65 cm.

If you would like to buy the Exped DownMat XP 9 please go to www.racelite.com.

Snowshoes

The type of snowshoes you will get for rent will depend on your weight and your footwear, i.e. if you weigh more you need larger snowshoes and if you have running shoes you will need snowshoes with a binding that works with this type of shoes. If you use hiking or trekking shoes the binding may be different.

In any case we will rent out snowshoes that are as light as possible and up for the job. When you make your booking for the snowshoes we will establish what model works best for you.

The rental price regardless of race distance is EUR 79.00.

Bivi Bag

We will rent out the Rab Ridge Raider bivi bag which is a light-weight, waterproof single-person bivi. In a sleek tunnel design, the Ridge Raider is quick-and-easy to set up and packs down to 30 cm x 16 cm. It weighs 1,033 g and the size is 255 cm (length) x 80 cm (width at shoulder) x 40 cm (with at feet) x 60 cm (height at pole). Its features are:

  • Free standing pole design (1 external 8 mm DAC Pressfit Pole)
  • eVent® Waterproof Technology, DValpine™ fabric (3L) 40D
  • Head door entry
  • Bathtub floor
  • 8 V stakes

Rental is EUR 99.00.